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William D McVey
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 6, 1863

William D. McVey
Died on the 6th of July, 1863, in the Field Hospital of the Eleventh Army Corps William D. McVey, son of J. R. and Rachel McVey, and a member of Company H, 75th Reg't O.V.I., in the 19th year of his age.
The deceased was wounded at the battle near Gettysburg, on the 2nd of July, in the left lung. He lived but four day after he was wounded, during which time his sufferings were severe, until a few minutes before his death, when he passed away as on passing into a sleep. He volunteered about two years ago in a company raised by his brother-in-law, Dr. Earhart, of Albany. When he enlisted, his friends were fearful that he would not endure the hardships of a soldier's life, but he resolved to go, and at least lay down his life for his country. After he had been out about one year, he was offered an honorable discharge, but he would not accept it. His mother knowing that he was in very poor health, wrote to him urging to accept of a discharge. He replied, saying, "Mother I came out to fight for the old flag, and I will not leave the army as long as I can do anything towards putting down this wicked rebellion." As a son and brother he was obedient, kind and affectionate: as a soldier, his officers and companions in arms all bear testimony that he was brave, obedient and true, ever faithful and punctual in the discharge of every duty assigned him. He as acknowledged to be one of the bravest of the brave. He belongs to a truly patriotic family, having two brothers in the same company with him. He has laid down his life cheerfully as a sacrifice on the alter of this country, and is now numbered with those who have spilled their blood for their country, and long will his name be cherished. Though he sleep in a soldier's grave far from home, his friends have the consolation of knowing that he fell battling for the country's right. [THE ATHENS MESSENGER, August 27, 1863]

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West Union Street Cemetery
Athens County
Ohio, USA
Created by: mizlorri
Record added: Jan 07, 2013
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William D McVey
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 Added: Jan. 7, 2013

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